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... almost be a sin not too with a view like that!!! I'm living in a ten bedroomed house with about 3 other Xpats and the rest are Vietnamese, although two of them speak really good English and have become good friends. My neighbourhood is very local (the Vietnamese version of Chinatown as I like to put it) and all my neighbours know my every move - it’s like being a celebrity here! The house is situated right on a market so I can get everything ...
... 30am. It's not a sleeper bus so we thought it would be better to do the trip during the day. We then met a couple of Vietnamese men with no teeth (haha!) who offered to give us a tour of the city for either one hour (100,000 dong) or 2 hours (250,000). They had a laminated card with a selection of sights so that you could tailor make your tour to what you wanted to see. Neither of us were particularly clued up about the highlights so we asked the men, Phu and Roy, to pick us ...
... and its also night time. I make the driver reassure me in his broken English that indeed I am supposed to walk by myself down this crooked road and yes I will reach my destination. Also I am an idiot (see delusional after flying across the world) and overpay. Of course he doesn't say anything when I hand him 250 000 dong instead of 25 000.
I have reserved 3 nights at this hostel which was ...
... sort of place where the guys sang wonderfully unintelligible songs and a more
modern upbeat sort of a place. All in all a good night was had by all.
P.S. I think that all the horn work by the scooters
over her is some sort of echo location (Like Dolphins use) I am yet to figure
out quite how this works but they are wonderfully adept at almost having
... it’s that flash here. This city is going places that’s for sure.
Back at the ranch, it was little wonder after a slightly fraught day in this hot and bustling city that tempers became a little frayed before bed. Come on, it has been 12 days though! Last time we came away we were home by this point so we are not doing too bad!
Goodnight Saigon you wonderful wonderful city, I'll be back one day I promise!